Despite some criticism about the previous games of the Lightning Saga, Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII looks incredibly promising: almost every aspect of Final Fantasy XIII and XIII-2 are undergoing some big changes which will make the game pretty unique. The setting itself will set itself apart from the previous games’ one, a dark and twisted world born from the events and the ending of Final Fantasy XIII-2.
In a recent Famitsu interview, more details have been given on the plot: the world of Novus Partus is a world that hasn’t changed at all for the past 500 years. No new births and new deaths have occurred in this never changing world and anyone who wishes to search for the truth gets quickly silenced. This never changing gimmick will be used to make some familiar faces come back even though no other character will be playable: Lightning will have to save the world by herself this time, by preventing a destruction coming in only 13 days. Among the factions trying to stop Lightning in fulfilling her destiny, there will be a rebel faction based in a city on the continent of Luxerion.
The game still lacks a release date: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is set for a generic 2013 worldwide release on Ps3 and Xbox 360.